I know I’ve mentioned it probably MANY times before, but I really do love everything about Autumn- the decor, the clothes (I’m ALL about the layering), the food… snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and a cuppa in front of the decent autumn/winter telly… I can’t get enough!
On the blog today I’ve got some tips on how to make your home feel cosy for autumn, plus I’ve got the most fantastic giveaway, where one lucky blog reader can win a stunning multi-fuel stove for their home worth £299!
But first, here are my favourite tips for making your home feel cosy as we head into autumn…
Don’t be afraid to purchase a few autumnal-coloured accessories that you can bring out year after year. I’m talking about anything too twee, but just accessories in reds and oranges, plus items made out of rustic textures (wood, sheepskin) and add to that cosy feel. An autumn wreath can look great on the front door, and most supermarkets offer mini pumpkins in various colours that make attractive dining table centre pieces.
Fire it up
What could be more relaxing and cosiness personified than curling up next to a warm, glowing fire or stove? Cast Fireplaces do some lovely ones, including the one in my giveaway (see details below). We currently have a fireplace but it’s not in the style that I love- whether we move or not, a stove is high on my home wish list.
There’s something about the chilly evenings and dimmed light that makes me want to fill every room with gorgeous candlelight. I could go mad on candles, but you don’t have to always spend a fortune when it comes to treating yourself. Try getting creative and place some in jam jars or old china teacups for an eclectic – and economical – look.
Lush, chunky woollen or knitted blankets are the perfect sofa companion for chilly evenings. Style a couple over sofa arms, or chair backs (this is what I do, on our leather chair in the living room), so they’re all ready to pull over myself when I’m watching a bit of Ozark on the telly. If you’ve got space, try placing a woven basket in the corner of your room and keep a stash of blankets tucked away there, so you always have a few to hand (our kids are big blanket-hoggers!). Textured cushions that are knitted or fluffy add to the cosy look.
Get your lighting right
Lighting works much harder for your home during the autumn and winter months, and you need a cosy-yet-practical vibe. This includes a mix of ambient, accent and task lighting (oo-er!), and you might have to play around with your space to see what works for you. We have a mix of ceiling lights, lamps and down lights in our dark-painted living room, and it seems to work for us.
How do you make your home cosy for Autumn?
I’ve got a Forgemaster Billy 5KW Multi-Fuel stove from Cast Fireplaces, and all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below, using as many options as you like.
“The Forgemaster Billy 5KW stove is a beautiful modern stove designed to fit a standard opening. Slim and elegant in design with a good sized viewing window sit back and enjoy the flickering flames. The stove is 380mm Wide, 540mm High, 360mm Depth. Please allow 100mm clearance at the sides if non combustible and 200mm from combustible materials”
5 Year Warranty
Tested and approved to European Standard EN13240
Steel construction featuring 10mm thick top
Secondary burn feature
Controllable Output upto 5KW
Suitable for use with wood, coal, coke. peat, anthracite or smokeless fuels
External riddling grate for easy no mess use
Chrome air cooled handle
Hearth temperature will not exceed 60C
Comes with carbon monoxide alarm
Flue Size 5″ (127mm)
Flue Options Top or Rear flue
Terms and Conditions below, stove installation not included but Cast Fireplaces can advise on installation if required.
Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 4th November 2018. Entries received after this time and date will not be valid. Giveaway open to UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 and over. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter after the closing date and will be notified within 5 days of competition end. Only entrants received via the Rafflecopter widget will be considered valid. The prize is a Forgemaster Billy 5KW Multi-Fuel stove but does not include installation – no cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered.
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